Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier August - September 1914

Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier August - September 1914


By (author) Barroux, Translated by Sarah Ardizzone

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  • Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 250mm x 10mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907912398
  • ISBN 13: 9781907912399
  • Illustrations note: 215
  • Sales rank: 11,117

Product description

A remarkable find in a rubbish heap ... One winter morning, Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an extraordinary find: the real diary of a soldier in the First World War. Barroux rescued the diary and illustrated the soldier's words.

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Barroux is a popular illustrator whose books include "Extraordinary Pets," "Mr. Leon's Paris," and "Where's Mary's Hat." He has worked as a press illustrator for "Forbes Magazine," the "New York Times," and the "Washington Post." Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning children's author of such titles as "Kensuke's Kingdom," "Private Peaceful," and "War Horse." Sarah Ardizzone has twice won the Marsh Award for children's literature in translation.

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."..a remarkable artifact, given haunting new life." --"Publishers Weekly "." unforgettable reading experience for readers of all ages." --" ""fascinating." --"School Library Journal"."..this creative repurposing of almost-lost primary source material is an excellent all-ages memorial, especially fitting for the war's centennial." --"Booklist Online"